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Penn Badgley Biography

Birth Place:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Fast Facts

  • Was involved in the Pine Nut Players community theater in Monroe and the Seattle Children's Theater while growing up in Washington
  • Passed his high-school proficiency test at age 13
  • An early credit was voice work for Mario Golf 64, in 1999
  • After taking on TV roles in the 2002 sitcom Do Over, the 2004-to-2005 drama The Mountain and a 2006 drama, Bedford Diaries, he hit pay dirt with the popular teen drama, Gossip Girl, which debuted in 2007
  • An avid promoter of soccer
  • Named to the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet in 2010


  • 2012Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner